Volume III, 2015

Volume III, 2015
Pawn Stars Expands Empire With Retail Plaza
In anticipation of a summer 2015 grand opening, Pawn Stars’ Rick
Harrison recently announced the first three tenants for his new Pawn
Plaza retail complex: Rick’s Rollin Smoke BBQ and Tavern, Poutine
Vegas of Ontario’s Smoke’s Poutinerie and Rita’s Italian Ice. Other
tenants for the two-level, mixed retail complex will be announced
throughout the spring.
Pawn Plaza is currently under development at 725 Las Vegas Blvd.
South, adjacent to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, home to the History
Channel’s Pawn Stars. It is estimated more than 4,000 visitors
patronize the pawn shop each day due to the television show’s
Harrison noted that it’s extremely rewarding to be a part of the
revitalization of downtown Las Vegas.
Pawn Plaza is being constructed out of specially built container-like
cubes, which are produced locally by Xtreme Manufacturing.
The retail complex will feature approximately 6,000
square feet of retail space and 6,000 square feet of
A summer grand opening celebration will be planned
with all four Pawn Stars in attendance. Furthermore,
Pawn Plaza is expected to host quarterly philanthropic
events with nonprofit groups.
Downtown Premium Outlets Expansion Makes May 2015 Debut
The 150,000-square-foot expansion at Las Vegas
North Premium Outlets, featuring 33 new
retailers, will officially open to the public on
Thursday, May 14. Discount shoppers will find an
array of new stores at this outdoor retail shopping
complex located in downtown Las Vegas. For a
sampling of new store openings, please see the back
page of this newsletter.
This is the second expansion for the successful
shopping complex, bringing the center’s size to
689,000 square feet.
Premium Outlets Expansion,
The center originally opened in 2004 with 435,000
square feet. It underwent a 109,370-square-foot
expansion in 2007, adding two multilevel parking
garages at the same time.
Included among the new offerings at the Las Vegas
North Premium Outlets will be an 8,200-square-foot
Cheesecake Factory, which will be located adjacent
to Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and accommodate up
to 220 diners. This will be the fourth Las Vegas
location for the restaurant chain.
In addition to this latest expansion, several existing
tenants will be relocating to larger retail spaces
throughout the year. They include: Armani Outlet,
Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Lacoste, Theory and
Tory Burch.
Shoppers will find parking at the center easier thanks
to newly installed technology called Park Assist,
which lets shoppers know the location and availability
of parking spaces.
The outlet center is owned and operated by the
Simon Property Group, the largest mall
developer/operator in the United States.
New Premium Outlet
Retailers Opening Include:
Neiman Marcus Last Call
Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th
(The) Cheesecake Factory
AG Adriano Goldschmied
CH Carolina Herrera
Helmut Lang
John Varvatos
Rag & Bone
Vera Bradley
WSS to Open Six Stores in
Las Vegas
The WSS shoe chain recently announced that it plans
to expand its presence in the Las Vegas market with
six retail locations. These stores, which will average
from almost 10,000 to 18,400 square feet in size, will
be situated at various locations throughout the valley.
A 10,400-square-foot store will have a soft opening at
4457 W. Charleston Blvd. this April. A 9,985-squarefoot store is scheduled to open in summer 2015 at
3870 S. Maryland Parkway and an 18,400-square-foot
retail operation will debut on October 15 of this year at
4440 E. Charleston Blvd.
These stores will be in addition to the one WSS
currently operates in North Las Vegas at 2209 E. Lake
Mead Blvd., which was opened on Nov. 7, 2014.
The footwear retailer sells shoes for the entire family,
including name brand sneakers, sports shoes, infant
and toddler footwear, and dress and casual shoes.
The company’s large retail stores display every style
and size shoe on their showroom floors.
Photo courtesy of the Scullery
Company headquarters are located in Los Angeles,
California. The business was founded in 1984.
fDi Magazine, a division of Financial Times, Ltd. (for
international investors), recently released their 2015/16
“American Cities of the Future” list. Las Vegas was
ranked among the top 10 large U.S. cities for business